spacecraft

noun space·craft \ ˈspās-ˌkraft \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of spacecraft

: a vehicle or device designed for travel or operation outside the earth's atmosphere

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First Known Use of spacecraft

1929

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SPACECRAFT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of spacecraft for English Language Learners

  • : a vehicle that is used for travel in outer space


SPACECRAFT Defined for Kids

spacecraft

noun space·craft \ ˈspās-ˌkraft \

Definition of spacecraft for Students

plural spacecraft
: a vehicle for travel beyond the earth's atmosphere


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